SCOPE & OBJECTIVES
MERIT is a multitrack research-oriented master program based on a flexible curriculum that covers a wide area of knowledge in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. The institutions participating in the consortium, located in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Sweden belong to CLUSTER.
The Master’s Course covers Information and Communication Technologies in a broad sense, including fundamentals such as electromagnetism, signal processing, and information theory, and applications such as communications, remote sensing and image and voice processing. Half of the course credits are obtained in a second institution of the consortium and a double degree is awarded upon successful completion of the program. The language of instruction is English and the program includes local language courses up to 6 ECTS per academic year. Admission is restricted to 40 students.
This Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme has three 15-week semesters in which students take courses. An additional fourth semester is devoted to the completion of the Master Thesis. The program is research oriented, as thus concentrates on the development of research skills. Graduates of the Course may want to pursue careers in a research institution by completing a Ph.D., joining industrial R+D departments or perhaps starting a technology spin-off company. Therefore, strong emphasis is placed during the Master’s Course on the student’s personal work programme, which is focused on developing research skills. All students should have completed a Bachelor’s degree related to Electrical Engineering or related field.
The Call for Erasmus Mundus Category A student scholarships (Third Country Nationals) will be open from December 2nd 2013, to January 12th, 2014 (17:00 CET). Applications will undergo evaluation.
The Call for Erasmus Mundus Category B student scholarships (students from the 28 EU Member States as well as the EEA-EFTA States or Third Country Nationals with special restrictions) will be open from December 2nd 2013, to January 12th, 2014 (17:00 CET). Applications will undergo evaluation.
The MERIT Student Scholarship Call (EU nationals who are BSc graduates from an institution in one of the MERIT Consortium Institution countries) is now open. will be open from January 2nd 2014 to April 13th, 2014 (17:00 CET). Applications will undergo evaluation.